No temporary agreement to replace JCPOA on agenda: Iran UN mission
A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council slams "any reports of an interim deal" as false.
Iran's Permanent Mission to the United Nations denied rumors about reaching a temporary deal with the United States that would lift partial sanctions imposed against Tehran and the Iranian people.
"There is no temporary agreement to replace the JCPOA on the agenda," the mission underlined on Thursday.
Earlier, the Middle East Eye cited two unnamed sources as saying that Iran and the US had "reached an agreement on a temporary deal."
A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council indicated that "this report is false and misleading," adding that "any reports of an interim deal are false."
On Monday, the Iranian nuclear negotiating team's international media advisor during the Vienna talks, Seyyed Mohammad Marandi, told Al Mayadeen that "the [nuclear agreement] text is basically ready and is awaiting both parties' signature," adding that "the time is ripe for the deal."
Marandi indicated that "if the United States closes the case at the International Atomic Energy Agency and accepts the text that both Iran and Josep Borrell saw as reasonable, then Iran will be willing to sign the deal."
"If the Americans have the will, it could be signed quickly. But again, Iran is not going to sit and wait, the world is changing, and Iran is using those opportunities to the utmost," he pointed out.
The Iranian official explained that "[the nuclear agreement] would be constructed in a way [when it comes to] the revival of the nuclear deal [there] would be very little or no room for the Western countries to cheat."